With my recent interest (ok, borderline obsession) with all things Asian, rice noodles keep showing up in my meals. Whether it’s in pho or a bed for curry, I’m loving all things rice noodles.

Imagine my surprise when I recently found Brown Rice Noodles! I was beyond thrilled (as only a Nutritionist could be) and immediately put them in my cart, knowing I could certainly come up with a way to use them. Like Angharad’s authentic Pad Thai (seen above).

The main difference between the white and brown – besides one version being whole grain and one not -  is really the 4 grams of fiber. The white rice noodles don’t contain any fiber and almost everyone could use a little more fiber in life, so it’s an easy, natural swap. :) Even the pickiest of eaters won’t detect that it’s “healthy!”

The two varieties are Pad Thai (Fettucine) Brown Rice Noodles and Maifun (Angel Hair) Brown Rice Noodles and they are without a doubt, the newest pantry staple of mine!

19 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mo@MommyRD
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    I am going to look for these. I love these kind of posts, to introduce me to new products, because I tend to breeze through the store and not always paying attention.

    • Emily
      Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:34 am

      Well, I’m also not shopping with a baby!! :)

  2. Angharad
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    Yay for rice noodles! I’ve never seen brown rice noodles before – hoopla! I’ll need to try some stat.

  3. Amanda
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    Very interesting post! I will have to look for these!

  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    Great discovery! Where’d you find them- Whole Foods?

    • Emily
      Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:35 am

      They should have them at Whole Foods or Coop type places. Now I can’t remember which exact place!! Sorry!

  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    I really need to start thinking outside the box. I love rice noodles but never buy them. I love all the recipes you create with them!

  6. Tracey
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    I’m totally going to have to get my hands on these. I would love to try making Pad Thai, it’s my husbands favorite Thai dish.

  7. Jen @ She said. She said.
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    I’ve been meaning to add more rice noodles to my life so I will for sure look for these. Where did you find them?

  8. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    I’ve never made pad thai, but I love ordering it at restaurants. I’m really enjoying brown rice pasta lately

  9. Sagan
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Yummy! I’m trying to reduce gluten in my diet so I recently bought some brown rice pasta. I like rice-based products.

  10. david
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Amazing how we overlook certain simple things in life like the need for fibre in our diet. Thanks for the post

  11. Ally
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Brown Rice Noodles?!?! I must make Pad Thai soon…yay fiber!

  12. eatingRD
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

    mmmm love noodles too! Especially in a comforting bowl of pho during the winter :)

  13. valen
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    My family has been eating brown rice noodles for 7-8 years, but I’ve never seen the Annie Chuns brown rice phad thai style noodles! That must be a new product. I can think of a lot of fun ways to use them! I will check the store tomorrow!

  14. Caroline
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    brown rice and noodles… two of my favorite things! I’ll definitely pick them up at the grocery next time I go!

  15. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    I completely understand that excitement! I’ve just started cooking with rice noodles within the past 6 mo or so and love them. I haven’t seen brown rice noodles yet. I’ll keep my eye out!

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